Rachel Platt, Family Law Attorney

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Founding attorney, Rachel Platt, is a highly respected attorney among her peers and clients. Ms. Platt was selected as a Georgia Super Lawyers in the field of family law in 2014, 2015, and 2016 and was previously an honoree on the Georgia Rising Star list in the field of family law since 2010, voted by her peers as one of the best young lawyers in the state. She was also recognized as one of Georgia’s Legal Elite in 2009 and 2012 in the area of family law by Georgia Trend magazine. Ms. Platt also currently holds a “Superb” rating on avvo.com.

Ms. Platt graduated cum laude from the University of Georgia in 2000, and obtained her Juris Doctor at the University of Colorado, School of Law, in 2004. She became a member of the Georgia Bar in 2004. Ms. Platt is an active member of the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers (Foundation President 2010 – 2011) and the Atlanta Bar Association and also serves on the Advisory Board for the Atlanta Legal Aid Society.

Ms. Platt currently concentrates her legal practice in the areas of family law and special education law.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Special Education Law

 

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 2004

 

Education

  • University of Colorado School of Law, J.D – 2004, Involved with the Civil Legal Aid Clinic, Women’s Law Caucus, and the Journal on Telecommunications and High Technology Law
  • University of Georgia, B.S. – 2000

 

Special Designations

  • Certified Georgia Mediator
  • Trained Guardian Ad Litem

 

Honors and Awards

  • Three Best Rated, Top Three Atlanta Divorce Lawyers, 2016
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, Client Satisfaction Award, 10 Best Female Attorneys, 2016
  • American Society of Legal Advocates, Top 40 Family Lawyers Under 20, 2015 and 2016
  • The National Association of Distinguished Counsel, Nation’s Top One Percent, Family Law, 2015
  • American Society of Legal Advocates, Top 40 Under 40, Family Law, 2015 and 2016
  • Georgia Super Lawyers, 2014, 2015, and 2016
  • Georgia Rising Star in Family Law, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013
  • Georgia Legal Elite, 2009 and 2012
  • Georgia Association of Women Lawyers President’s Award, Visionary Award, and Committee of the Year Award

 

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Georgia Association for Women Lawyers, Foundation President, 2010 – 2011; Vice President of Public Affairs, 2011 – 2012; Vice President of Leadership, 2012 – 2013; Representative at Large, 2013 – 2014
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Editorial Board Member of The Atlanta Lawyer, Family Law Section Member, Sole Practioner/Small Firm Section Board Member, Former Women in Profession Section Board Member
  • Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Advisory Board Member
  • Georgia Appleseed, Young Professionals Council
  • Georgia Bar Association, Family Law Section Member
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section Member
  • Sandy Springs Bar Association Member
  • North Fulton Bar Association, Member

 

Publications

  • “New Child Support Guidelines: A Mixed Bag”, July 2006 Georgia Association of Women Lawyers Newsletter

 

Lectures

  • “Planning for Disabled Dependents in Divorce” presented for the National Business Institute; December 2010
  • “Ethical Issues in Family Law” presented for VIP GlobalNet, LLC; April 2011
  • “Financial, Property and Custody Issues for Blended & Unmarried Couples” presented for the National Business Institute; April 2010
  • “Working for Your Client an Negotiating for Your Client” panelist; August 2010
  • Panelist on Careers in Education Law at Emory University School of Law
  • Appearance on Divorce Resource radio program discussing family law issues
  • Appearance on Law and Society television program discussing special education issues
  • Appearance on Legal FAQ television program discussing family law issues
  • “Same-Sex Marriage:, Women in Professionalism CLE Speaker; April 2013
  • “Top Ten QDRO Mistakes Experienced Lawyers Make” moderator; July 2013
  • “Public School Disciplinary Hearings in Georgia”
  • “Family Law Issues in Civil Litigation”; Tropical Law Seminar, February 2014 
  • “Building Professional Presence”, CLE Speaker; April 2014
  • “Divorce Litigation Start to Finish”; November 2014 
  • “Overview of Adoption Law”, NBI CLE Speaker; June 2016

 

Community Leadership

  • Roswell, Inc., Member
  • Cool Girls Advisory Council, Former Member
  • Citizen Advocacy Organization, 2009-2013 President
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